Eggs - 4
Sugar - 2 cups
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Pineapple essence - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Butter - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Maida/ All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon
For the frosting
Cream cheese - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3 tablespoons
Any food color (I used pink)
Bring the eggs and butter to room temperature.
Beat the egg-whites for about 10 minutes until very light and fluffy. In a nother bowl whisk the egg yolks and add the sugar, salt, and pineapple essence. Beat in butter and boiling milk.
Sift together flour and baking powder and add the liquid mixture in very quickly.
Pour the batter in a greased cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool completely in a wire rack before frosting.
I made a simple cream cheese frosting by mixing the cream cheese, sugar and color together. It tasted great with the mild pineapple flavor and cream cheese.